7 Days Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the dream for trekkers all around the World. Every year, trekkers come in large numbers to witness the magic of Annapurna base camp. People plan all year round to make their trip to the Annapurna region happen.

No amount of time can do justice to viewing the sun-glistening mountains; you could look at them for hours yet with newfound bliss. But, there is a short Annapurna base camp trek to cater to the wishes of those who want to trek through the ABC but cannot afford to make time.

The short Annapurna base camp trek is only 7 days and covers the most important spots in ABC trek. The trip begins from a jeep ride to Pokhara, and takes you to the ABC trek with the shortest route.

Read more to find out about the best seasons, itinerary, and package information.

Highlights

  • Witness the World’s 10th-highest peak
  • Trek through the luscious greenery and rhododendron forests
  • Enjoy Two-in-one experience: Machhapuchhre Base Camp(MBC) and the ABC trek
  • Explore cultural diversification through the Gurungs
  • Soak in a hot shower at Jhinu Danda hot spring

Outline Itinerary of 7 Days ABC Trek

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) on Bus, And Pokhara to Ghandruk by Jeep 9-10 hours.

Day 02: Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2,360m/7,742ft) 5-6 hour

Day 03: Sinuwa to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft) 6 hours.

Day 04: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,549ft) 5 hours.

Day 05: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,340m/7,677ft) 6 hours.

Day 06: Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring (1,780m/5,839ft) 5 hours

Day 07: Jhinu Hot Spring to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 7 hours.

  • 7 Days
  • 115 km
  • 6-7 hrs
  • March to May, Sept to Nov
  • Private Vehicle
  • Hotel and Teahouses
  • Moderate
  • Annapurna Base Camp
  • 4,031m

Itinerary

Kathmandu Altitude: 1400m

Pokhara Altitude: 820m

Ghandruk Altitude: 1,950 m

The trek begins with a 6 hours long bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Radiant Treks offers you a complimentary bus ride. You can also opt to fly to Pokhara if you want to skip 6-8 hours long drive. The bus ride gives you an opportunity to explore the beautiful views on the way.

Once we reach Pokhara, we will drive to Kimche via Nayapul, a small town near the Modi River, which is only two hours away from Pokhara. The jeep ride lets you enjoy majestic views of rugged mountain terrains, farms, subtropical forests, and towering mountains.

Then we head to the traditional village named Ghandruk that lies in Kaski, Gandaki promise. It is a shelter for the Gurungs with the scenic bliss of Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre(Fishtail), and Hiunchuli.

You will reach Ghandruk in 9-10 hours by road. It is one of the best places to vacation on weekends.

The village also has several Buddhist monasteries that easily showcase its deep roots in traditional values and lifestyles. A Gurung museum in Ghandruk also poses as an informative ground about the Gurung tribe. Also, there is a marketplace(Seuli Bazar) where you can buy local goods and groceries.

The trail has many bridges and is apt for trekkers with versatile fitness levels. You will spend a night at Ghandruk relishing its unforgettable beauty.

Drive Hours: 9-10 hours.

Trek Hours: around 1 hrs

9/10 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sinuwa altitude: 2,360m

Altitude gain: 410m

In Ghandruk, we wake up to a peaceful morning with birds chirping. We will have a cup of Nepali tea with herbs and spices and a delicious breakfast. Later, we hike from Ghanadruk to Kimron River and then to Chomrong. The route welcomes you with the shining morning views of Annapurna South and Fishtail Mountain.

After a cup of tea early in the morning, we will hike from Ghandruk through a steep descent to Kimron River and ascended to Chomrong. On the way, you will see stunning views of Annapurna South and Fishtail Mountain that look heavenly early in the morning.

Chomrong lies in the foothills of the Annapurna massif, with breathtaking views of the landscape. If you arrive in Chomrong early during your trek, it’s a good idea to continue onward to Sinuwa to spend the night.

Sinuwa is another picturesque village along the Annapurna trekking route, and by pressing on to Sinuwa, you’ll enjoy more of the stunning scenery and make good progress on your trekking journey. You will reach Sinuwa in 2 hours from Chhomrong.

The trail walks you through a bamboo forest with various rhododendron species, bird species, and wildlife such as lunges, macaques, etc.

5/6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Deurali Altitude: 3,230m

Altitude gain: 870m

On the third day, we begin the hike from Sinuwa to reach Deurali. We walk through the rhododendron and luscious bamboo forests to get to Dovan.

Dovan welcomes you with its beautiful oak and rhododendron kingdom, offering a tranquil atmosphere in nature’s lap. The soothing sound of the river soothes your soul.

As you continue the trek, the elevation increases as you reach Himalaya and eventually Deurali. Gradually, the scene changes, and you observe only a few trees and a clear view of the majestic Annapurna south and Hiunchuli peaks.

Deurali is situated inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. You can also try to visit the Buddha statue in the mountains, which the locals believe appeared naturally on its own. The place also has soothing waterfalls and wildlife like goats, mountains, flowers, etc.

In Deurali, you will find plenty of lodges and teahouses that provide quality rooms and Nepali food. You will rest the night in comfortable lodges to recharge yourself for the next adventure awaiting you.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Annapurna Base Camp Altitude: 4,130 m

Altitude Gain: 900 m

The real short Annapurna base camp trek begins from Deurali, leaving the snow-capped mountains behind. You will pass a route through Modi Khola Glacier Valley that leads to Machhapuchhre(fishtail) Base Camp(MBC).

Machhapuchhre stands 6997 meters tall, highlighting the pearl white mountains; it dominates the Annapurna skyline.

After following the MBC route, you will eventually reach the Annapurna Base Camp, trekking through the north. As you approach Annapurna Base Camp, you will be surrounded by the grandeur of the Annapurna massif, with its towering peaks and glaciers glistening in the sunlight.

You will have a chance to observe a 360-degree view of some of the most iconic peaks in the region, like Hiunchuli, Annapurna I(the 10th highest mountain in the World), Machhapuchhare(also known as Fishtail), Kang, Gangapurna Annapurna III, etc.

This panoramic scene offers a glimpse into the majestic beauty and raw power of the Annapurna Base Camp landscapers as an unforgettable experience.

The difficulty level for this trek is medium, but as you have already walked for three days straight, it might be easy for you to get the hang of the trails. You will only need to walk 5 to 6 hours on this day.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bamboo Altitude: 2,340m

Altitude gain: -1,730 m

Your day starts early, enjoying the glistening sunrise over the Himalayan peaks at the Annapurna Base Camp. Right after breakfast, you leave the majestic mountains and embark on your journey downward through the region’s varied terrain.

We reverse our journey by getting to Bamboo by the Modi River. First, we reach Deurali for a short break and a tasty lunch. Then, the trek continues to the Himalayas, where the scenery transitions from lush forest greenery to a rugged landscape. You will pass by narrow gorges and glacial riverbeds.

You will need to walk for 6 to 7 hours, where the trek can be challenging. Although you descend back to Bamboo, it can be risky if you don’t get cautious.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Jhinu Hot Spring Altitude: 1,780 m

Altitude Loss: 560 m

The trek starts as we descend to Kimrong Khola, and from there, the trail ascends. On the trail, you will observe serene Bamboo, rhododendron, and oak forests, eventually leading us to Chomrong village.

But, you won’t stop right there as your destination would be the Jhinu Danda. This charming village has a nearby riverside hot spring that offers sheer rejuvenation to relax the weary muscles after a 5-hour walk. Rest a day in Jhinu Danda, soaking in the soothing warmth of the natural springs.

You will find a lodge to have a good night’s sleep there as you return to Pokhara the next day.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pokhara Altitude: 820 m

Altitude Loss: 960 m

The last of the day begins with a hearty breakfast at Jhinu Danda. After breakfast, you walk through the Siwai, where you will witness the locals working on the terrace fields. Again, the landscape changes from the forest areas and reaches near Nayapul. You will pass by trekkers who have just begun their trek.

From Nayapul, you will drive 3 hours back to Pokhara with loads of memories of the short Annapurna base camp trek. You can take a flight or bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu or enjoy exploring Pokhara’s beauty.

Drive hrs: 3 hours

Trek hrs: 4 hours

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Useful Info

Is the 7-day Annapurna Base Camp trek suitable for you?

Before you set foot on this trail, you will need to consider the following points to check if you are actually fit for the short Annapurna base camp trek:

  • The trails are uphill and downhill, where you must walk all seven days.
  • You will walk between 7 to 8 hours, and at least 1 hour even if you try toning down the walk.
  • On average, you will trek 4 to 6 hours a day.
  • You will walk up to the highest point of Annapurna Base Camp, which sits at 4,130 m.
  • ABC is easier and shorter than other high-altitude treks like the Everest Base Camp(EBC) trek.
  • You will enjoy the view of Annapurna massif without walking too much.

A Typical Day On The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Your typical day schedule:

  • 6 AM – Wake up and freshen up
  • 7 AM – Breakfast at the teahouse
  • 8 AM – Set out on the trail with your guide after the final check of your luggage.
  • 8-12 PM – You hop on the hike, enjoying the morning mountain views.
  • 12 PM – Lunch at a tea house and rest
  • 1 PM – Hike again
  • 5-7 PM – Tea and refreshments at your teahouse. Relax your time with fellow trekkers or play cards.
  • 8-9 PM – Sleep time

Note: All days might not be the same and might vary with the trek’s difficulty level and your stamina and interest.

Best Season for a short Annapurna base camp trek

Best day for a Annapurna base camp trek

The weather poses an important factor that you must consider before deciding to go on a seven-day Annapurna base camp trek. The mountains are always uncertain and untimely. Although there is no strict rule on when to trek the Annapurna base camp, there still are some seasons that you might not like to trek.

If you want a carefree trek, spring and autumn should be your option, as you will observe unobstructed mountain views, and the temperature is suitable for all kinds of people.

Here are some details of each season in the Annapurna base camp trek:

Annapurna Base Camp in Spring(March to May):

Spring is the ultimate Season, with clear skies and favorable temperatures. There is little rain this Season, so you won’t have to worry about slippery trails.

The maximum temperature is 17 degrees Celsius, whereas the minimum is -8 degrees Celsius. The daytime is the perfect time to go on a trek to witness the beautiful vistas across the mountains.

By April, the forest blooms with red, pink, and white rhododendron flowers. Just imagine yourself lost in the exquisite flowers.

Annapurna Base Camp in Summer(June to August):

In the Annapurna region, summer temperature rises to 19 degrees Celsius and falls to 8 degrees Celsius. Summer doesn’t come alone; it brings monsoon with itself. In some cases, it might rain heavily from July to September.

Even though it’s a mountain, the temperature can be pretty high by the standards of a cold place. But it doesn’t stop from having a slippery trail. The nights are cooler; the daytime is slightly warmer. But the clouds gather from the end of June, and the days become darker.

Only a few treks in summer to avoid any risk caused by the wet trails; hence, there is a high availability of rooms in the tea houses.

Annapurna Base Camp in Autumn(September to November):

Trekkers cannot have a more favorable season than autumn. It is a perfect season for another trek, but it is also a preferred choice for the short Annapurna base camp.

The temperature is similar to the spring season, with a maximum temperature of 17 degrees Celsius and -8 degrees Celsius. This season has mild wind and low precipitation, providing the best trekking conditions.

In autumn, the sun has a beautiful blaze with crispy skies and an unhidden view of the Himalayas. You can enjoy the unobstructed view of the starry nights. The greenery transitions into the amber gold everywhere. The leaves turn golden and shiny.

If rainfall only occurs in the first three weeks of September, there would be less rainfall. You will find a greater crowd of trekkers this Season. Be it a Nepali or a foreigner, everyone comes to relish the Season.

It is also the beginning of festivals such as Teej, Dashain, Tihar, etc. So, it is a prime season if you want to witness Nepalese traditions and customs.

Annapurna Base Camp in Winter(December to February):

Although the nights are clear, and you can get an undisturbed view of snow-capped mountains, winter is the less popular Season for the short Annapurna base camp trek.

The temperature can go down to -19 degrees in the winter season. The coldest time begins from last weeks of December to early February. After that, the days begin to warm and reach up to -5 degrees Celsius.

Winter is the least preferred Season for trekking, even if the daytime is warmer. We recommend winter only to experienced trekkers who can cope with the cold, But if you are a first-timer, you might wait until the winter is over and get on the trek.

The cold can be too much to handle, even for someone who has trekked mountains. So, you can take the step based on your personal choice.

How Difficult is this Short ABC Trek?

Short ABC Trek

The 7 days Annapurna base camp trek is taken as a more moderate route than ABC routes via Poon Hill. Any person with reasonable health and fitness can trek the route. However, even completing this short Annapurna base camp can be challenging.

The good and bad thing about the trek is its duration. The 7 days time frame might fit into anyone’s schedule to trek. It also has no rest days to recover.

You will require 6 to 7 hours almost every day to walk. The trail is easy to navigate, with only a few rough terrains. Most of the time, you will walk smooth terrains with no difficulty. You might face no issues while trekking if you rest and walk, even for a certain time.

The destination for this trek is to reach 4130m, which is a pretty uphill trek and can be tiring on the way. So make sure you drink enough water and carry some protein bars with you to satiate your hunger and elevate energy levels.

Come with a positive mind and health; you will certainly accomplish your trek. If you have any health conditions, you can go for shorter hikes and then come to do this short Annapurna base camp trek.

Packing list for Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Depending on the Season, you can pack the items required for the Annapurna base camp trek. You must know what to get inside your trekking bag to avoid loading; here is the pack list for 7 day Annapurna base camp trek:

Travel Documents

  • Your Passport
  • Nepal Visa
  • Airline Tickets
  • 4-5 Passport Size Photos
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cash and Credits
  • Permits for Annapurna Base Camp Trek: ACAP and TIMS card

Clothing

  • T-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • Fleece Pullover or jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Softshell jacket
  • Hiking Shorts
  • Light-weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece pants
  • Lightweight Cotton Pants
  • Sports Bra
  • Underwear

Headwears

  • Sun Cap
  • Beanie
  • Balaclava or Buff
  • Warm fleece hat
  • Bandana or headscarf

For Female Travelers

  • 2-3 pairs of sports bra
  • 2-3 packs of sanitary pads or tampons
  • 4-5 underwears
  • One pair of harem pants
  • 1 Dress

Handwear

  • Gloves

Footwears

  • Thick Socks
  • Hiking Boots
  • Sandals
  • 1 pair of Snickers

Toiletries

  • Towel
  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Multipurpose soap
  • Deodorants
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Hygiene products for women, like sanitary pads
  • Wet wipes Tissue / Toilet roll Hands wash

Electronics

  • Mobile phone and its charger
  • Headlamps or batteries
  • Camera, memory, battery, and its charger
  • Tripod
  • Plug Adapter Portable Charger

Additional Items

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Large plastic bags
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Backpacks
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Essential Medicines

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost

The short Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost differs depending on the number of people traveling to the mountains. For a solo traveler, the price is relatively high. But, as the group expands, the cost is less, around $450. The price may also differ on your budget or a customized plan.

For a Nepali traveler, the 7 days Annapurna base camp trek price is somewhere between Rs 3000 to 4000 per day. The price also depends on the same criteria as the group size and budget. Pre-book with us to enjoy the best offers and discounts.

Package Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop from the Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA)
  • A seasoned, English-speaking guide
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
  • Necessary two permits: TIMS and ACAP
  • Accomodation for 6 nights
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snacks like protein bars
  • Seasonal fruits
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Souvenir
  • Farewell Dinner at Kathmandu

Package Cost Do Not Includes

  • International Flight COsts
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal expenses like internet, shopping, alcohol, hot showers, cold drinks, etc
  • Personal clothing gear
  • Tips for guides and porters

Accommodation During 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

We will arrange the accommodations for you along the trekking route. You will stay in comfortable tea houses for the six days of trekking, with double room-sharing arrangements. If you want a single room, you can contact us beforehand, and we will arrange it accordingly. Prior booking can also get you a better room with the best views of the mountains.

The availability of accommodation also heavily depends on the seasons in Annapurna regions. Spring and autumn have the most crowds due to favorable weather conditions. Winter suffers the least crowd due to freezing cold and unlike the weather.

The tea houses are affordable and quality lodging options with basic furnishings such as mattresses, shelves, chairs, stations, and cloth racks. Mostly, the tea houses have charging ports and wi-fi in their dining areas. But, sometimes, the connectivity might vary and lag. Separate extra cash for your pieces for extra services in the tea houses.

We ascertain the appropriate arrangements for your comfortable and enjoyable trekking experience.

Foods/meals during 7 days of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Foods/meals during 7 days of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

We will provide you 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 6 dinners throughout your 7-day trek. You will get a variety of food options to choose from. The meals offered during the trek are simple yet hearty, containing essential nutrients to provide required energy for the trekking. Here are some of the typical food options that trekkers can enjoy along the way:

Dal Bhat: This staple Nepali dish consists of steamed rice (bhat) with flavorful lentil soup (dal). You also get various side dishes such as vegetables, pickles, and sometimes even meat or fish.

Momo: These delicious Nepali dumplings are a favorite snack among trekkers. Filled with minced meat or vegetables and seasoned with herbs and spices, momos are usually steamed or fried and served with dipping sauces.

Thukpa: Thukpa is a comforting Tibetan noodle soup perfect for warming up during cold days on the trails. It is hand-pulled noodles cooked in a savory broth with assorted vegetables and meat.

Chow Mein: Chow Mein is another popular snack in Nepal. Although it is a multi-cuisine dish and does not belong to Nepal originally, the Nepalese love it. It is stir-fried noodles with assorted vegetables.

At some tea houses, you can customize the types of vegetables like onions, cabbages, bellpapers, etc, and additional protein options like chicken, shrimp, or tofu.

These food options offer a delicious and satisfying way to refuel and replenish energy levels during the trek. Trekkers can look forward to enjoying a taste of local cuisine while experiencing the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region.

The Annapurna base camp trek requires tons of nutrition for your body to keep you feeling satiated. These Nepalese food options refuel and replenish energy levels during the trek.

You can look forward to enjoying a taste of local cuisine while experiencing the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region.

Note: We highly recommend you avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks for any medical condition.

Travel Insurance For 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

You need a solid travel insurance policy for the 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek to cover all the activities and altitudes included in your itinerary plan.

Remember that its altitude is 4,130 m, which is not an easy height to conquer. So, ensure that your insurance covers at least the height of Annapurna Bay Camp.

Also, ensure that your insurance covers all the physical injuries and emergencies you might face in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. In the trek, there is less oxygen and a higher chance of acute mountain sickness.

If you don’t have the required insurance, covering all the expenses of injuries and emergencies would be expensive. Your insurance policy should especially cover helicopter rescue costs ($2500)and hospitalization.

Moreover, look for travel coverage options that cover all the medical institutions, stolen baggage, trip cancellations, delays, etc.

Permits For 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

There are two permits that you are required to enter the Annapurna region for the seven days Annapurna base camp. We will include the permit costs for you in the trip.

Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS): A hassle-free and seamless journey awaits trekkers with the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS). For anyone planning a trek in Nepal, the TIMS permit provides authorities with vital information to ensure the safety of the trekkers. The TIMS permit costs approximately NPR 2,000.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP):

The Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) ensures sustainable development and environmental preservation. It plays an important role while maintaining the delicate balance between tourism and the natural World. For the ACAP permit, you will have to pay NPR 3,000.

Altitude Sickness During Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

One of the major problems that the trekkers face is altitude sickness above any elevation of 2500 m. It can occur to anyone irrespective of age, sex, and experience.

Whether you’re an experienced trekker who has traversed numerous trails or a beginner taking your first steps, altitude sickness can occur.

Symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Loss of appetite
  • Change in vision

Prevention:

  • Slow and steady wins the fast. Ascend slowly and not so far. When you try to ascend faster, you will likely get altitude sickness. So, take a rest in intervals.
  • Although the short Annapurna base camp trek is only 7 days, you cannot afford an entire rest day. Still, you can rest a few hours, especially at night, to prepare for the next day’s trek without any sickness.
  • Try to sleep at lower altitudes at night. Ascend in the daytime, but if possible, search for a lower altitude for easy acclimation.
  • Take preventive medications such as acetazolamide, nifedipine, or sildenafil, etc.
  • Do not consume alcohol and caffeinated drinks.
  • Drink enough water

Treatment:

  • Supplemental oxygen
  • Medications
  • Rest
  • Ascend and descend
  • Hyperbaric therapy
  • Drinking Water

Don’t forget to drink at least 3-4 liters of fluid. The more water you drink, the less chance you have of acute mountain sickness (AMS). So, it is crucial to stay hydrated.

To support less plastic wastage in the Annapurna region, bottled water sales have been forbidden since 2015. Instead, several safe drinking water stations are available within the Annapurna Conservation Area. Also, carry a reusable water bottle, preferably one that can hold hot water.

Even though water is mostly safe, you can use purification tablets for better usage. You can use a bottle with a SteriPen or an integrated filtration system like LifeStraw.

Using chlorine or iodine tablets to treat water may alter its taste. Alternatively, you can add flavored electrolyte powder, found at pharmacies in Kathmandu, to mask any chemical taste. This improves the taste and replenishes essential minerals lost during physical activity.

Prices at tea houses vary depending on altitude and quantity, ranging from USD 1 to 2 per pot of hot and filtered drinking water.

Internet Connectivity

Don’t worry about the internet connection in the Annapurna base camp region. However, it comes with a disadvantage; the internet connections are intermittent and need consistent signals in certain areas.

But you will have plenty of time to stay connected with loved ones, share updates, and upload photos on social media platforms. The teahouses offer wi-fi services; if not, there may be an additional charge for using the hotspot.

If you want more reliable internet access, get a SIM card like Ncell in Kathmandu, maybe at the airport. You can purchase internet data to use during your trek. But, you can only rely on mobile internet data available until Bamboo. Beyond Bamboo, you can rely on the wi-fi hotspots provided by teahouses for internet connectivity.

Transportation

We can arrange pick-up from the airport and drive to the airport at the time of departure. We provide Kathmandu to Pokhara bus service and Pokhara to Ghandruk, a jeep ride.

If we don’t want to travel 6 to 8 hours long bus drive then we can arrange an airplane ticket quickly to Pokhara with an additional cost.

Radiant Treks ensures comprehensive transportation services for your entire trip, encompassing complimentary arrival and departure assistance. Upon arrival, our airport representative will warmly greet you with traditional flowers and facilitate your transfer to the designated hotel.

Furthermore, If you need private vehicles for city tours such as Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise View tour, or any other destinations, we can provide at reasonable cost. We aim to provide a seamless and memorable travel experience, ensuring convenience and comfort throughout your journey.

Guides for Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Guides for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

A guide is essential when it comes to traveling the Himalayas; in fact, the Nepal government has now issued a compulsion to take a guide. Having a guide along with you will only enrich your experience with knowledge and information.

Plus, the logistics part won’t be hectic either since the guide will do it all. Having said that, you need a seasoned guide who knows the nook and corner of the trail. A person with a deep knowledge of the mountains is a savior!

We provide you with experienced local guides who are well-known in the mountains. Our guides have impeccable knowledge of years that can be handy for you. They can communicate in English.

We care about our staff. Before the trek begins, they are given winter and rain gear in the rainy season. Plus, we provide them with safety gear to use during emergencies.

Also Read: Annapurna Base Camp Trek in February

Trip Safety

For us, the safety of our clients matters the most. We follow all the safety protocols throughout the journey. Even the internet is well-grabbed for our clients to cater to their needs. We also provide customized itinerary details, but you need to pre-inform us.

We send our guides with a comprehensive first-aid kit and pulse oximeter to monitor oxygen levels in the blood.

Our guide will safely take the client to the lower descent in case of emergencies like Acute Altitude Sickness (AMS) if a client displays Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms. If the situation worsens, we will provide helicopter rescue to Pokhara or Kathmandu for further medical assistance.

Extra Personal Expenses

The package includes food and accommodation during the trek, but you have to bear any extra personal expenses. You will need extra cash for hot showers, wi-fi, and cold drinks. You also will need money to indulge in shopping like buying souvenirs from the mountains.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have a customized plan?

Yes, we provide a customized plan for our clients to cater to their budgets, schedules, and interests. But you should pre-book us and let us know your preferred plan and what you want to do beyond the itinerary.

Should I tip the guide or porter?

Well, Nepal doesn’t typically have a tipping system. So, there is no one rule for how much you should tip. But, ideally, people tip 8 to 10 percent of the actual service cost. So you can tip accordingly. Or, you can just go with your instincts and tip based on your experience.

How is the accommodation in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

There are teahouses in the Annapurna region that provide quality rooms and food. Since the short Annapurna base camp trek is popular among travelers, the lodging standard is pretty high.

They have foreign toilets, Wi-fi, and hot showers. However, the hot shower costs $3-5 in the tea houses. And, you have to pay extra for the Wi-Fi The menu is designed to cater to the tastes of foreign buds. However, we recommend you enjoy Nepalese cuisine in the mountains to experience Nepal through your taste buds.

You cannot cook your own meal in the teahouse, but you can cook a meal in some tea houses if you pay for it.

How can I deal with altitude sickness?

The symptom of altitude sickness typically shows up when you trek above 2500 meters. And it is pretty common. To avoid altitude sickness, you can acclimatise. You shouldn’t ascend 300 m/1000 ft altitude daily.

You can make time for yourself to rest a little and then trek. And take preventive medications with you. And, descend lower in case of Altitude sickness.

However, our guide ensures your safety by taking the required measures. In an emergency, we will provide helicopter rescues to Kathmandu or Pokhara.

What is the short Annapurna base camp trek cost?

The cost usually depends on the number of trekkers, budgets, and your plan. The standard price for people traveling in a group is $450-$600. And it also differs if you are a Nepali.

What if I want to leave the trip in the middle?

If you want to leave the trip due to any emergencies or injuries, we will helicopter rescue you and take you to Kathmandu or Pokhara for better medical facilities. Make sure your insurance covers for the rescue. Otherwise, it would be expensive for you to pay on your own.

If you do not want to trek further and cancel the trip, you can return to Kathmandu or Pokhara.

However, in both cases, we do not refund money back since we have already hired a team of guides, drivers, and porters that we need to pay.

Can I bring medicines for me?

Yes, you can bring your medicines on the trip. On the short Annapurna base camp trek, you might not find pharmacies to buy the medicines. So, carry medicines for diarrhea, headache, and altitude sickness if needed during the trip.

However, suppose you are under any serious medication. In that case, you need to check up with your doctor or physical therapist before you get on the trek because the trek sometimes might worsen your situation.

When is the best time for the trek?

The best time for the 7 Days Annapurna base camp is autumn(September-November) and spring(March-May). During this Season, the weather is at its finest. Summer and winter are the least preferred time to trek the Annapurna base camp trek.

Autumn is the transition month with the best views and weather to trek without discomfort. The festive season comes, especially after the fourth week of September, and you can enjoy the crisp festive air.

What fitness level is required for the ABC trek?

The fitness level for the short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is medium. You can easily ace the trek if you have prior walking or trekking experience.

The 7 day Annapurna base camp trek is considered easy, but you still need some fitness. You have to ascend through the trails, so you need better health. But do not beat yourself up; you can start a lot of practice a month before preparing yourself.

Is it safe to drink water on during the trek?

Typically, yes. There are several drinking water stations along the trail. However, to ensure safety, you can use a water purification tablet in the water. And carry a water bottle always.

Is it a planned 7-day Annapurna base camp trek itinerary?

Yes, it is. We have done thorough research on the routes and trails of the base camp to ensure the correct and suitable trek for our clients.

Do you practise sustainability in the mountains?

We at Radiant Treks try our best to protect the Himalayas’ sustainability. We understand the hazards in the Himalayas, so we ensure the locals and trekkers benefit from each other.

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